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October 2008 2008
Volume 52, Number 10
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Cover Stories

Preach and Reach
Despite his liberal record, Barack Obama is making a lot of evangelicals think twice.
Faith and Hope in Ukraine
How Eastern Europe's most missional evangelical church is rethinking tradition and the Great Commission.

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From Bishop to President
Vatican reluctantly grants Paraguayan Fernando Lugo's request to step down.
Barring <em>Yahweh</em>
The Vatican gives orders to excise the name from worship. Do Protestants agree?
Who Is Your Neighbor?
A Washington church sparks residents' anger by hosting the homeless.
Emir Caner to Truett-McConnell, Gordon MacDonald to Denver Seminary, and other transitions.
Continuing Harvest
Greg Laurie keeps preaching after son's death.
Reading, Writing, and Rulings
Courts: Good news for homeschoolers, bad news for Christian schools.
Quotation Marks
Recent remarks on leaving Hamas for Jesus, the secular cross, and other news developments.
Dangerous TEAM Work
Missionary's ordeal shows country's growing instability.
Go Figure
Black enrollment at Christian colleges, whether abortion views matter in voting, and other news numbers.
Criswell Crisis
President resigns, alleging pastor plotted to sell school assets.
Q+A: David Stevens
CEO of the Christian Medical Association on fertility treatments and discrimination.
News Briefs: September 02, 2008
Todd Bentley and his wife separate, Christian History & Biography ceases publication, and other news.
Brighter Than Sundance
Indiana film festival finds success highlighting "hope and respect."
See No Evil
International religious freedom has been too low a priority.
Can We Come to the Party?
Never confuse access to politicians with influence on policy.
Life, Death, and Chicken Cages
Election night's biggest direct democracy battles.
McCain Talks the Walk
After years of ambiguity, Senator McCain reveals his spiritual side for public viewing. How will evangelicals respond?
A Holy Longing
Beauty is the hard-to-define essence that draws people to the gospel.
After the Aloha Shirts
Retooling Saddleback's international work and hosting a presidential forum serve a common purpose, says Rick Warren.
A Reverent Maverick
Anne Graham Lotz says her success is due to God. Yes. But she is still an extraordinary preacher.
Signs of Faith
Finding Jesus on America's Bible Road.
Fire and Nice
Minnesota's Twin Cities are home to a feisty collection of influential churches.
Keeping the End in View
How the strange yet familiar doctrine of theosis can invigorate the Christian life.
Pushing Boundaries
Kyiv pastor Sunday Adelaja believes the world is his parish.
Loving Where it Hurts the Most
Bill Mallonee has been called one of the top 100 songwriters in the world, but an audience is hard to find.
Schooled by the Psalms
Learning to pray is like playing the violin with virtuosos.
Five Ways to Pray the Psalms
An abridged version.
Defending the Faith
Conservatives face huge obstacles in putting Anglicanism back together.
Wisdom for Living and Dying
Quotations to stir heart and mind.
The Only Hope for Monsters
We can't defeat evil in the world without facing the evil in ourselves.
Surprised by Disability
Why the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensible.
A Pilgrim's Progress
A seasoned biographer examines Barack Obama's spiritual journey and priorities.
Short reviews of Looking Before and After, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and Paradise Lost.
Coupling Therapy
What daily lovemaking for a year did for one marriage.
How Character Shapes Belief
Top 5 Books: Character Shapes Belief
Music to Raise the Dead
Box set chronicles the Rez Band's mark on CCM history.
Voting Like It Matters
It's not only our civic duty — it's a sacred one.